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U.S. Presidential Inaugurations: James A. Garfield

James Garfield portrait
[President James A. Garfield, half-length portrait, facing right].
[Between 1870 and 1881,
printed later].
Prints and Photographs Division.

Inauguration - March 4, 1881

Facts*

  • First President to review the Inaugural parade from a stand built in front of the White House.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Draft [b] of Inaugural Address
Draft [b] of Inaugural Address, [ca. March 4, 1881], in Garfield's hand.
[ca. March 4, 1881].
James A. Garfield papers, 1775-1889.
Manuscript Division.

Shorthand transcription of President Garfield's Inaugural Address Shorthand transcription of President Garfield's Inaugural Address by a 12 3/4 year old girl, March 4, 1881, among papers of James A. Garfield.
March 4, 1881.
James A. Garfield papers, 1775-1889.
Manuscript Division.

President Garfield's inaugural parade,
[President Garfield's inaugural parade, March 4, 1881] / G. Prince Photo
Geo. (George) Prince, photographer; 1881
Prints and Photographs Division.

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* This information is based on a compilation by the Office of the Curator, Architect of the Capitol, Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, from contemporary accounts and other sources. Additional research provided by Library of Congress staff.

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